The Circuit Junior Climber of the Year 2017. Claire Buhrfeind
Claire Buhrfeind saw out her junior career in the best possible style at Youth Worlds in Innsbruck this year. The strong Texan has shown great potential in the past, making Lead finals at the Paris World Champs last year among other strong performances, but the stars had never quite aligned for her to show her true potential.
In Innsbruck the stars did align. All the years of training paid off and the natural talent and hard work shone through.
Opening with a dominant display, Claire took the title in Bouldering, then she went on to a 4th place finish in Speed, the first of the allrounders by a long way, before securing the victory in Lead as well!
It was an incredibly emotional couple of weeks for Claire, her coach flying all the way from Texas to surprise her and celebrate. All the years of Team Texas training had paid off.
Claire Buhrfeind, The Circuit Junior Athlete of the year!